30 July 2007

CA Electronic Voting Report

Secretary Bowen commissioned a study to University of CA to review electronic voting machines (Diebold, Hart InterCivic, and Sequoia) in the State of CA for compliance. This process started in May, 2007. By this Friday (August 3rd) Secretary Bowen is to whether these machines may be used in the February 08 CA primaries.

The red teams demonstrated that the security mechanisms provided for all systems analyzed were inadequate to ensure accuracy and integrity of the election results and of the systems that provide those results.

Despite the limited time, the teams found ways to breach the physical security of all three systems using only “ordinary objects” (presumably paper clips, coins, pencil erasers, and the like); they found ways to modify or overwrite the basic control software in all three voting machines; and they were able to pen
Been trying to stream the live Red Team presentation in Sacramento - but the stream is choppy @ best.

Ms. Bowen's contact information - Legislative & Constituent Affairs: (916) 653-6774.

I vote for the return of the stone ages - paper ballets. Having earned a living in the arena of IT implementations that afforded me to live around the world - I don't belief any changes may be implemented, tested, modified & re-QA'ed for a rollout by Feb 08.
Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office is accepting public comments by email until Wednesday, August 1 at VotingSystems@sos.ca.gov .

As always, the source for any of this is BradBlog (http://www.bradblog.com/?p=4897).

Surprise (Diebold, Hart InterCivic, and Sequoia) one of the principle concern in the report was the "vulnerability of Microsoft OS for hacking - viruses - whatever".

Remember in a previous post about HR 811 (the bill in Congress for election voting integrity One of the major companies was Microsoft that specifically wrote into that bill specifics on who could look at the source and NDA's (non disclosure agreements).

Control the Primaries - control the candidates on the ballet & control the Selection in 08!
Impeachment by 9/11/07!
It's the Constitution - Impeachment is the Cure!
The reading of the Constitution on Oprah NOW.

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